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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they weren’t about feminism or women’s rights, are significant because they were produced by women or featured women important to American history and culture at that time. Nearly all of the recordings were broadcast between 1963 and 1982 on a Pacifica network station: KPFA - 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA; KPFK - 90.7 FM Los Angeles, CA; WBAI - 99.5 FM New York, NY, KPFT - 90.1 FM Houston, TX; and WPFW - 89.3 FM Washington, D.C. or via satellite. One thousand six hundred and ninety six reel-to-reel tapes were digitized with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and all 2,024 tapes are being stored at the University of Maryland’s Public Broadcasting Archive. The 2,024 WAV audio files are being stored at the Pacifica Radio Archives in North Hollywood, CA, the University of California, Berkeley Library, and the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA.

RESTRICTED. Please contact the Pacifica Radio Archives if you wish to use any portion of these recordings in any published work or performance. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Pacifica Radio Archives c/o Archives Director, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604, 800-735-0230 x 263, fax 818-506-1084, info AT, The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.

This project was funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Pacifica Radio Archives
News & Public Affairs
Date Archived
Dr. Robert E. Hall, President of the Association for the Study of Abortion discusses his activities. Hall is also a practicing obstetrician, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia Medical Center, and is an activist for abortion reform. Mary Orovan interviews Dr. Hall on what women can do if faced with an unwanted pregnancy, how women can protect themselves, and what facts they should know. Originally broadcast as a Public Affairs Special on WBAI.
Topics: Hall, Robert E., 1924-1995, Abortion, WBAI Public Affairs Special, Association for the Study of...